August 1 - August 31

Quilt Gardens
Adventure Challenge

1 Month
up to
140 Miles
64 Tasks
The Quilt Gardens Bike Ride benefits Cancer Resources of Elkhart County. Ride with us to advocate healthy and safe cycling throughout our beautiful county.
Approved Bicycle Helmets are required to participate.
Riders 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Adventure/Gravel/MTB/Fat Bike

Adventure Challenge Route

NOTICE: For the adventure challenge, there are NO SAGs or markings along the way.
GPX and PDF Maps are available below.

140 Mile Route

Scavenger Hunt through Elkhart County
Looking for an adventure? Here it is! Collect up to 64 points-of-interest and tasks on your BINGO-style sheet.

Scavenger Hunt

Collect all 64 in Elkhart County
We've teamed up with our route partners to prepare an adventure for you. Use this sheet to collect all of places you go and the requirements for accomplishing the Adventure Challenge.

Route Partners

Our route partners are expecting you. Stop by and tell them you are a QGR Adventure Challenge participant.

Adventure Challenge Details

Choose the official start OR when/where you want.
Adventure Challenge registrants are welcome to start their ride(s) from a convenient location OR from the official starting location at the Millrace Canal Trail trailhead, located in downtown Goshen, IN near Goshen Brewing Co.
Whether you are up to a single day ride or want to take your time through the month of August, this route will take you to new, unexplored places in Elkhart County. Included with this adventure challenge is a scavenger hunt, where riders will have the opportunity to stop and find an item, take a photo, or complete a task for credit. A BINGO sheet will be available for registrants to mark at each stop along the route. Event partners will be waiting for your arrival to help or challenge you along through your adventure.

One Bike or the entire quiver?
The choice is yours. The Adventure Challenge is designed to be... a challenge. You are welcome to switch bikes during the challenge. However, the route was created with an adventure/gravel bike in mind.
Road Specific

Classic Ride Routes

NOTICE: For classic routes, there are NO SAGs or markings along the way.
GPX and PDF Maps are available below.

100 Mile Route

Maximum Quilt Garden Exposure
You, the road, your bike, and as many quilt gardens you can get to safely.

50 Mile Route

Ride the Quaker Trace
You and the road on this peaceful, beautiful route by the quilt gardens in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, and Bristol.

30 Mile Route

Goshen to Middlebury
Ride to and from the Quilt Gardens venturing from Goshen to Middlebury twisting along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.

30 Mile Route

Elkhart to Goshen
Relaxing scenic ride by the famous Quilt Gardens traveling from Elkhart to Goshen along the Green Way and Maplehart paths.

Classic Route Starting Locations

Choose your start and end point for the ride.
For your convenience, each classic route has a designated start and end point. However, if you would like to modify your start and end point on the route, please feel free to.


First Presbyterian Church


Abshire Park


Krider Gardens

All paid ride registrants will receive their event t-shirt after the conclusion of the event. T-Shirts will be delivered to your local bike shop of choice or shipped to participants outside of the area. Final t-shirt design is subject to change.
2021 Quilt Gardens Ride T-Shirt

Frequently Asked Questions

We've got the answers.

Community Partners

Lincoln Avenue Cycling

Pumpkinvine Cyclery

Golden Bear Bikes

Family Bicycle Center Inc.